2017-08-18

how to search a specific site | HOW-TO of the week

Did you know you can use Google to search within one specific website of your choosing? This feature is helpful if you want to search a site that doesn't have a search bar of its own.

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"Filter first for substance. Filter second for significance. . . . Filter third for reliability. . . . Filter fourth for completeness."
Marc Stiegler

2017-08-11

A.D. 1917 | YEAR of the week

separable fastener zipper patentAdvancements
- "separable fastener" (zipper) patented
- toggle light switch patented
- marshmallow creme invented
- 100-inch telescope completed (largest in its day)

Facts
- A little less than 5% of Americans owned a car, truck, or motorcycle.
- 1917 had the most (recorded) consecutive days above 120 °F (43 days in Death Valley, California).
Hooker Telescope- The year also had the coldest temperatures ever recorded in Tennessee (−32 °F) and West Virginia (−37 °F).

Firsts
- 1st jazz recording commercially released
- 1st Pulitzer Prizes given

Deaths
- William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody
- Louisa M. R. Stead (wrote the words to "Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus")
- Andrew Murray
Andrew Murray- Ferdinand von Zeppelin
- Emil von Behring
- Scott Joplin
- Asa Hull
- Adolf von Baeyer

Births
- Robert Lowell
- Hans Conried
- John F. Kennedy

Literature
John F. Kennedy- J. R. R. Tolkien, on medical leave from the British Army, began writing The Book of Lost Tales (the first version of The Silmarillion).
- James Weldon Johnson published his first poetry collection (Fifty Years and Other Poems).
- Edna St. Vincent Millay published her first volume of poetry (Renascence and Other Poems).

Hymns
Renascence and Other Poems Edna St. Vincent Millay- Thomas O. Chisholm wrote the words for the hymn "Living for Jesus."
- Frederick M. Lehman wrote the hymn "The Love of God."
- Haldor Lillenas wrote the hymn "The Bible Stands."

WW1
- In the Zimmerman Telegram, Germany offered to give Mexico land in the West if they would declare war on the U.S.
- The U.S. declared war on Germany.
- Conscription began in the U.S. after the Selective Service Act was passed.
"The Bible Stands" hymn- The first major German bombing raid on London by fixed-wing aircraft took place.
- Greece joined the Allies.
- In Canada, the Military Service Act allowed the government to conscript men for the war effort.
- China declared war on Germany and Austria-Hungary.
- Brazil joined the Allies.
- The previously-secret Sykes–Picot Agreement of 1916 was released to the public.
- Russia-German peace talks began.
Zimmermann Telegram
Events
- The U.S. bought the Danish West Indies for $25 million.
- The SS Laurentic sank, and 354 people died.
- A new Mexican constitution was adopted.
- The SS Mendi sank, and 646 people died.
- The Jones Act allowed Puerto Ricans to have U.S. citizenship.
- Woodrow Wilson began his second term as President of the U.S.
- Jeanette Rankin became the first woman member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
- The February Revolution took place in Russia.
- Emperor Nicholas II of Russia abdicated his throne.
- A fire in Atlanta destroyed 300 acres of the city.
Lenin 1917- A tornado struck Mattoon, Illinois, killing 101 people.
- A fire at a Montana mine killed at least 168 workers.
- The Espionage Act was passed in the U.S.
- A labor dispute ignited a race riot in East St. Louis, Illinois that left 250 people dead.
- C. S. Lewis entered Oxford University.
Dallas Love Field 1918- 1300 Arizona striking mine workers, their supporters, and citizen bystanders were illegally deported by members of a deputized posse.
- Lenin escaped to Finland, and Trotsky was arrested.
- King George V issued a proclamation, stating that thenceforth the male line descendants of the British Royal Family would bear the surname Windsor.
- Nippon Kogaku, K.K. (Japan Optical Co.) was formed, the company that would later be renamed Nikon Corporation.
Quebec Bridge- A fire destroyed two thirds of the city of Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece.
- Dallas Love Field airport was opened.
- In Russia, the October Revolution destroyed the Provisional Government, and the Russian Civil War began.
- The British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour proclaimed British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people."
- Georges Clemenceau became the prime minister of France.
- The Quebec Bridge, still the world's longest cantilevered bridge, opened to traffic.
- Two freighters collided in the harbor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, causing a huge explosion that killed at least 1,963 people, injured 9,000, and destroyed part of the city.
- The United States Railroad Administration officially took control of American railroads.



"When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam's race—
The saints' and angels' song."
Frederick M. Lehman

2017-08-04

The Stories You Tell | ALBUM of the week

The Stories You Tell is an English folk music album created by a band called Midsummer and released just this year (2017). The album is full of energy and emotion, and I highly recommend it. "I'll Wait," "1000 Days," "I Was Made in Birmingham," "You Got It Then," and "Summer's Over" are my personal favorites. You can hear all the songs and read the lyrics on Bandcamp. The album is also available for purchase on that site.

1. I'll Wait
2. 1000 Days
3. Stoney Faces
4. The Stories You Tell
5. Don't Be Anxious
6. I Was Made in Birmingham
7. Wasted Time
8. Come and Rest
9. You Got It Then
10. Summer's Over


"one of the year’s finest debut albums"
Mike Davies

2017-07-28

1 Peter | BOOK of the week

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: but the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: if so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: by which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity.

Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.


"First Peter presents the Christian community as a colony in a strange land, an island of one culture in the midst of another. The new birth that gives Christians a new identity and a new citizenship in the kingdom of God makes us, in whatever culture we happen to live, visiting foreigners and resident aliens there."
Karen H. Jobes

2017-07-21

paintings by Caspar David Friedrich | PAINTINGS of the week

Landscape in the Riesengebirge Caspar David Friedrich 1810-1811
Landscape in the Riesengebirge
1810-1811

View of a Harbor Caspar David Friedrich 1815-1816
View of a Harbor
1815-1816

The Marketplace in Greifswald Caspar David Friedrich 1818
The Marketplace in Greifswald
1818

Chalk Cliffs on Rügen Caspar David Friedrich c. 1818
Chalk Cliffs on Rügen
c. 1818

The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog Caspar David Friedrich c. 1818
The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog
c. 1818

On a Sailing Ship Caspar David Friedrich 1818-1820
On a Sailing Ship
1818-1820

Drifting Clouds Caspar David Friedrich c. 1820
Drifting Clouds
c. 1820

Meadows near Greifswald Caspar David Friedrich 1820-1822
Meadows near Greifswald
1820-1822

Moonrise over the Sea Caspar David Friedrich c. 1821
Moonrise over the Sea
c. 1821

Riverside in Fog / Elbe Ship in the Early Morning Fog Caspar David Friedrich c. 1821
Riverside in Fog / Elbe Ship in the Early Morning Fog
c. 1821

The Times of Day: The Morning Caspar David Friedrich 1821-1822
The Times of Day: The Morning
1821-1822

The Times of Day: The Midday Caspar David Friedrich 1821-1822
The Times of Day: The Midday
1821-1822

Evening at the River /  Lonely House in the Pine Forest Caspar David Friedrich 1820 / 1825
Evening at the River /  Lonely House in the Pine Forest
1820 / 1825

Village Landscape in Morning Light (The Lone Tree) Caspar David Friedrich 1822
Village Landscape in Morning Light (The Lone Tree)
1822

Morning in the Mountains Caspar David Friedrich c. 1822-1823
Morning in the Mountains
c. 1822-1823

Rocky Ravine in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains Caspar David Friedrich 1822-1823
Rocky Ravine in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains
1822-1823

Uttewalder Grund Caspar David Friedrich c. 1825
Uttewalder Grund
c. 1825

The Cemetery Gate (The Churchyard) Caspar David Friedrich 1826-1827
The Cemetery Gate (The Churchyard)
1826-1827

Boats in the Harbour at Evening Caspar David Friedrich c. 1828
Boats in the Harbour at Evening
c. 1828

Plowed Field Caspar David Friedrich c. 1830
Plowed Field
c. 1830

Ruins of the Oybin (Dreamer) Caspar David Friedrich c. 1835
Ruins of the Oybin (Dreamer)
c. 1835

"Close your bodily eye, so that you may see your picture first with the spiritual eye. . . . [T]hen bring to the light of day that which you have seen in the darkness so that it may react on others from the outside inwards."
Caspar David Friedrich

2017-07-14

Focussed: A Story and a Song | ARTICLE of the week

Lilias Trotter was born 164 years ago from the date of this post. She was an English painter and missionary who lived from 1853 to 1928. John Ruskin, a well-known 19th century art critic, said that she had the potential to be "England's greatest living painter." But she gave up this possibility when, in 1888, she traveled to North Africa as a missionary, where she would work and serve till the end of her life. Below is an excerpt from her many spiritual writings. One of the sentences in this selection inspired the hymn "Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus." See if you can spot it.

focussed story song lilias trotter illustration
It was in a little wood in early morning. The sun was climbing behind a steep cliff in the east, and its light was flooding nearer and nearer and then making pools among the trees. Suddenly, from a dark corner of purple brown stems and tawny moss, there shone out a great golden star. It was just a dandelion, and half withered—but it was full face to the sun, and had caught into its heart all the glory it could hold, and was shining so radiantly that the dew that lay on it still made a perfect aureole round its head.  And it seemed to talk, standing there—to talk about the possibility of making the very best of these lives of ours.
dandelion
For if the Sun of Righteousness has risen upon our hearts, there is an ocean of grace and love and power lying all around us, an ocean to which all earthly light is but a drop, and it is ready to transfigure us, as the sunshine transfigured the dandelion, and on the same condition—that we stand full face to God.

Gathered up, focussed lives, intent on one aim—Christ—these are the lives on which God can concentrate blessedness. It is "all for all" by a law as unvarying as any law that governs the material universe.

We see the principle shadowed in the trend of science; the telephone and the wireless in the realm of sound, the use of radium and the ultra violet rays in the realm of light. All these work by gathering into focus currents and waves that, dispersed, cannot serve us. In every branch of learning and workmanship the tendency of these days is to specialize  to take up one point and follow it to the uttermost.

And Satan knows well the power of concentration, if a soul is likely to get under the sway of the inspiration, "this one thing I do," he will turn all his energies to bring in side-interests that will shatter the gathering intensity.

And they lie all around, these interests. Never has it been so easy to live in half a dozen good harmless worlds at once — art, music, social science, games, motoring, the following of some profession, and so on. And between them we run the risk of drifting about, the "good" hiding the "best" even more effectually than it could be hidden by downright frivolity with its smothered heart-ache at its own emptiness.

It is easy to find out whether our lives are focused, and if so, where the focus lies.  Where do our thoughts settle when consciousness comes back in the morning?  Where do they swing back when the pressure is off during the day?  Does this test not give the clue? Then dare to have it out with God — and after all, that is the shortest way.  Dare to lay bare your whole life and being before Him, and ask Him to show you whether or not all is focussed on Christ and His glory. Dare to face the fact that unfocussed good and useful as it may seem, it will prove to have failed of its purpose.

What does this focussing mean?  Study the matter and you will see that it means two things—gathering in all that can be gathered, and letting the rest drop. The working of any lens—microscope, telescope, camera—will show you this. The lens of your own eye, in the room where you are sitting, as clearly as any other. Look at the window bars, and the beyond is only a shadow; look through at the distance, and it is the bars that turn into ghosts. You have to choose which you will fix your gaze upon and let the other go.

Are we ready for a cleavage to be wrought through the whole range of our lives, like the division long ago at the taking of Jericho, the division between things that could be passed through the fire of consecration into "the treasury of the Lord," and the things that, unable to "bide the fire," must be destroyed?  All aims, all ambitions, all desires, all pursuitsshall we dare to drop them if they cannot be gathered sharply and clearly into the focus of "this one thing I do"?

Will it not make life narrow, this focusing? In a sense, it will—just as the mountain path grows narrower, for it matters more and more, the higher we go, where we set our feet—but there is always, as it narrows, a wider and wider outlook and purer, clearer air. Narrow as Christ's life was narrow, this is our aim; narrow as regards self-seeking, broad as the love of God to all around. Is there anything to fear in that?

And in the narrowing and focussing, the channel will be prepared for God's power—like the stream hemmed between the rockbeds, that wells up in a spring—like the burning glass that gathers the rays into an intensity that will kindle fire. It is worth while to let God see what He can do with these lives of ours, when "to live is Christ."

How do we bring things to a focus in the world of optics?  Not by looking at the things to be dropped, but by looking at the one point that is to be brought out.

Turn full your soul's vision to Jesus, and look and look at Him, and a strange dimness will come over all that is apart from Him, and the Divine "attrait" by which God's saints are made, even in this 20th century, will lay hold of you. For "He is worthy" to have all there is to be had in the heart that He has died to win.

Hath not each heart a passion and a dream,

Each some companionship for ever sweet,

And each in saddest skies some silver gleam,

And each some passing joy, too fair and fleet,

And each a staff and stay, though frail it prove,

And each a face he fain would ever see?

And what have I?  an endless stream of love,

A rapture, and a glory, and a calm

A life that is an everlasting psalm,

All, O Beloved, in Thee.

                                                                                                              – Tersteegen


"this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 3:13-14

2017-07-07

June 2017 photos | PHOTOS of the week

gray misty morning trees black white
Misty Morning

Walmart ceiling
Not B&W

clock
Random

big orange sunset
Big Sky

downtown macon georgia
Downtown Macon

gardenia flower
Gardenia

bird roof
Spot the Bird

orange flowers
Orange Twins

recycling center signs black white
Recycling Rules

water droplets blue sky
Droplets

green tomato
First Tomato

bright car headlights
In the Headlights

happy old dog brown face summer
Happy Old Dog

yellow rose flower summer water droplets
Hello, Summer

pink rose flower summer water droplets
Looks Like Tears

downtown macon georgia black white
Downtown

lego journey
The Journey

baseball field summer panorama
Baseball

hungry black caterpillar tomato leaf
Hungry Caterpillar

morning dew sunshine green grass
New Every Morning

instruments
Unlikely Instruments

"It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside."
Maud Hart Lovelace

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